Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) of Singapore has expanded its operations in the United States with the appointment of a U.S. representative. Lovie and Company, Inc. of Houston, spearheaded by Peter M. Lovie, has been selected by FELS
Edwin G.B. Terry has joined the sales staff of Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a unit of Tidewater Inc., according to Sam S. Allgood, vice president of the worldwide offshore marine support company. Mr. Terry, who was previously vice president
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.
ABB has struck a landmark deal to supply its new compact podded propulsion system on a semi-submersible drilling rig. Santa Fe International Corp. has awarded a $42 million contract to ABB in Norway for the supply of electric propulsion systems
Elmer R. Remkes has been named president of C-E Crest, a Tulsa, Okla.-based subsidiary of Combustion Engineering, Inc., which serves the international gas and oil industries. Before joining C-E Crest, Mr. Remkes was vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Engineering Services Co.
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
NL Rig Equipment of Houston has prepared a fact sheet illustrating and describing the new Shaffer Multi-Ram™ multiple-size rams. The new rams are designed to close and seal on drill pipe from 31,/, to 5 inches in diameter, making Multi-Ram rams
Negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the National Supply Company, division of Armco Steel Corporation, Houston, Texas, have been completed for the sale of two offshore oil production platforms valued at more than $15 million, it was announced by Ted Rogers,
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.